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London-born James Callis studied English and related literature at the University of York. After graduating in 1993, he gained a place at the renowned London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 1996. Since then, he has appeared in various West End stage productions, as well in film and on TV and radio.

He made his West End debut in Old Wicked Songs alongside Bob Hoskins in 1996, earning the London Critics' Circle's Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer. He appeared at the Almeida Theatre in George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma in 1998, and at the SoHo Theatre in London last year in Peter Ackerman's Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight. He broke into television in 1996 with a guest role on the British series Murder Most Horrid and with a recurring role in the ensemble of the long-running U.K. drama Soldier Soldier. Callis went on to appear in a number of telefilms and miniseries, including The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999) and Jason and the Argonauts (2000), and played Bridget's pal Tom in the hit movie Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). He co-wrote and co-directed the film Beginner's Luck (2001), in which he starred opposite Julie Delpy.

Callis, whose recent work includes the USA Network miniseries Helen of Troy, lives in London with his wife, Neha.

Bio courtesy SciFi Channel (01-Jan-2000)


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